Whilst the compost is breaking down in my garden bed will it be drawing nitrogen and nutrients from my existing (luscious soil(, in order to break down?
The good news is that the food waste that you put into your Subpod supplies plenty of nitrogen to feed the microbes that will be decomposing it.
There is no risk of depleting the nitrogen from the surrounding soil while the compost is being produced within Subpod.
What soil/compost/other materials do you recommend to go into the garden bed where the Subpod is going to be used. We will be growing vegetables.
If you are growing vegetables in your raised garden bed, it is worth using a premium grade of soil, not potting mix. Potting mix is designed to hold a lot of water, but for a raised garden bed, it is better to have well-draining soil. For example, ...
Subpods in Community Gardens
Community Gardens are often the hub of life in communities around the world. People visit, share knowledge, grow, harvest and celebrate together. They are the perfect place to put Subpods. Subpods aerate the soil and deliver nutrients directly to ...
Can I build a garden bed on clay soil?
As long as you are using good draining soil to fill the garden bed rather than a clay soil that hasn’t been amended to drain well, it will be fine to put the bed directly on the clay soil base. You can also use gravel at the bottom of the Subpod ...
How much soil do I need per Subpod? For a pre-made garden? What is the minimum amount of soil? What is the minimum size garden bed?
You have a few of choices to choose from. 1) You can dig the Subpod directly into the ground up to the bottom of the ventilation panel, making sure to loosen the soil around the outside of the Subpod (up to about 30 cm or 1 foot perimeter around the ...
I was told that compost worms can’t live in soil. How do the worms aerate and get nutrients to the soil around the subpod if they can’t survive there?
In nature composting worms live in the top layer of a forest floor, which is high in organic matter. In other words, they need high amounts of organic matter (your food scraps) to thrive. Subpod creates this environment, and in the beginning, your ...